As a young astronomy student, Carlos Rene Pacheco became disenchanted with applied physics and mathematics and exchanged his view through a telescope for a view through a camera lens. This was a transformational experience and he soon reconciled his passion for scientific exploration with his investigation of the photographic medium. Through this filter Pacheco explores issues of time, technology, and the photographic archive in his work. In 2011, Pacheco received his BFA with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and, in 2014, he received his MFA in Photography + Integrated Media from Ohio University in Athens. Originally from Tucson, Pacheco is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography in the School of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, Minnesota. In addition to teaching, Pacheco continues to exhibit his work nationally in galleries and museums and has been featured on PetaPixel and HuffPost.